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Your Inspiration

We are so proud of our hardworking vocational students - take a look at what they have accomplished so far and what they aspire to achieve.

Matthew Mitchell
Matthew Mitchell
Level 3 Extended Diploma in Graphic Design
Rainhill High School

"I have had such an amazing experience at St Helens College, from working on a live brief for the NHS to achieving D*D*D* in my exams.

The tutors are fantastic at supporting you and motivating you through your studies and I really couldn’t have developed academically and personally without them. Achieving top marks has meant I’ve gained a place at University of Salford, studying Graphic Design."

Georgia Dawson
Georgia Dawson
Level 3 Extended Diploma in Health and Social Care
The Sutton Academy

"The best part of my course was having the opportunity to complete work placements with the North West Ambulance Service. I was also able to complete basic first aid training, which I feel boosted my CV and university application.

These amazing opportunities and the support from the tutors have prepared me for the next stage of my learning so that I can work towards becoming a Paramedic. After achieving D*D*D*, I have now accepted an offer to study DipHE Paramedic Practice at Edge Hill University."

Charlotte Dodson
Charlotte Dodson
Level 2 Activity Leadership (Sports Coaching)
Byrchall High School

"The tutors are so helpful, welcoming and professional. Their industry insight and links really enhance our learning.

My course has not only further fuelled my passion for sport but has translated into my extra-curricular activity as a professional swimmer, competing in the British Nationals. I am excited to progress on to the next stage of my studies with the level 3 BTEC Extended Diploma in Sport and Exercise Science, so that I can work towards becoming a PE Teacher."

Kyle Onza
Kyle Onza
Level 3 NCFE Diploma Entry to the Uniformed Services
St Cuthbert’s Catholic High School

"Entering the armed forces is such a rigorous process. I have gone through selection tests which assess my literacy, numeracy and problem-solving skills, a formal interview, pre-joining fi tness tests and medical examinations, and I have now been offered the opportunity to begin my training at HMS Raleigh, working towards a position in the Surface Fleet in the Royal Navy.

I can’t thank my tutors enough for their support, advice and encouragement throughout my course. I honestly couldn’t have done it without them."

Kyle Onza
Alex Hindley
Level 3 Advanced Diploma in Animal Management
Golborne High School

"I have had a fantastic experience at St Helens College, where I have been fortunate enough to be taught by some incredible tutors, who are so passionate about their subject. I was also able to work with a huge range of species native to countries from all around the world, in both the indoor and outdoor animal units.

Now that I have achieved D*D*D*, I am working at Blackpool Zoo as a Seasonal Education Offi cer and have secured a place at University of Chester to study a degree in Zoo Management."


Industry Experts

Dave

Dave


Engineering

Dave specialises in mechanical engineering and has over 40 years’ experience in the industry across roles including Apprentice Maintenance Fitter and Mechanical Turner. He regularly promotes the importance of work experience and supports his students to complete work placements.

Julie

Julie


Beauty and Spa Therapies

Julie began her career as a Trainee Hairdresser before working for worldwide brands, Dermalogica and Medex, and ultimately, running her own salon. Her valuable beauty and business experience inspires students to achieve success in their chosen profession.

Dan

Dan


Travel and Tourism

Dan’s career has spanned multiple job roles in international airports up and down the country, from passenger services to communication control. His career has taken him all around the world and he enjoys sharing his adventures with his students.

Ian

Ian


Motor Vehicle

Ian has years’ of experience as a Mitsubishi Service Manager and Master Technician. His industry knowledge and techniques provide students with the opportunity to build the foundations for a promising future in the automotive industry..

Grant

Grant


Public and Uniformed Services

Grant has fought for his country on the front line and trained officers in the Royal Navy. He instils his British values, discipline and motivation in his students every day, preparing them for a successful career in the public and uniformed services.

Ian

Ian


Catering

Ian has a passion for food and has worked in Michelin starred restaurants in countries all around the world. His knowledge of national cuisines is transferred to his students, enabling them to develop their own culinary flair in the kitchen.

"Tutors prepare students for employment and involvement in their local community effectively."
Ofsted 2017